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whistleblowers about hacking dead in his home. police are calling sean hoare's death unexplained, but not suspicious. now the murdochs have been coached by the best pr company in the land. not just on what to say, but how to say it. this is all about damage limitation, taking care of business here, and making sure it doesn't spread to the murdoch empire in the u.s. betty? >> all right, so, charlie, that being the case, is there any way the murdochs can come away from this hearing with anything resembling somewhat of a victory? >> most commentators here will tell you no. because the fact is, they're going to look at the hacking that was taking place, and either they knew about it and they've been involved in some sort of cover-up, or they didn't know about these alleged illegal activities, and they'll just be seen as incompetent. betty? >> all right, charlie d'agata in london for us. thank you, charlie. >>> u.s. officials have confirmed they met with representatives of moammar gadhafi's regime last weekend. three senior u.s. diplomats met with gadhafi advisers on saturday in an un
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is another turn. they are saying sean hoar's death is not considered suspicious but it's an added layer into this whole story. >> an odd coincidence. on top of that two of the websites from murdoch newspapers were hacked into, one of them had a fake story that murdoch himself had died. it was a fake folk story but the ripple effects keep on coming. >> a hacking, a bit of a taste of their own medicine, perhaha. >>> if you are in the san francisco bay area and need work done on your bike, they're more than happy to help you out at mike's bikes. >> don't try to pay the bill with pennies. they don't want them and they're not accepting them. the shop rounds ever cash transaction down to the nearest nickel. >> really? >> nickel. >> shop owners say the policy saves them about 2,000 bucks a year because it takes time to count all those pennies in the till. it costs the government 1.7 cents to mint each penny. they're saying the penny is inconsequential to the budget anymore. >> it kind of is. who pays in pennies? more "world news now" coming up after the break, don't go far.